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Updated: 11 Jul 2024, with reviews of Jagged Edge, Jerry Maguire, and Just 6.5

J. Edgar (2011) Dir. Clint Eastwood. Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts C

Jackass Forever (2022) Dir. Jeff Tremaine. Johnny Knoxville, Chris Pontius B–

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (2013) Dir. Jeff Tremaine. Johnny Knoxville C–

Jackass: The Movie (2002) Dir. Jeff Tremaine. Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera C+

The Jacket (2005) Dir. John Maybury. Adrien Brody, Keira Knightley D

Jackie (2016) Dir. Pablo Larraín. Natalie Portman, Billy Crudup, Peter Sarsgaard C+

 Jackie Brown (1997) Dir. Quentin Tarantino. Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson A–

Jackie's Back (1999/TV) Dir. Robert Townsend. Jenifer Lewis, Tim Curry, T.V. Blake B

Jacob's Ladder (1990) Dir. Adrian Lyne. Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Peña C+

Jacqueline Susann's Once Is Not Enough (1975) Dir. Guy Green. Kirk Douglas D+

Jade (1995) Dir. William Friedkin. David Caruso, Linda Fiorentino, Chazz Palminteri D

Jafar Panahi's Taxi (2015) Dir. Jafar Panahi. Jafar Panahi, Hana Saeidi B

 Jagged Edge (1985) Dir. Richard Marquand. Glenn Close, Jeff Bridges C

James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket (1987/–) Dir. Karen Thorsen B

James White (2015) Dir. Josh Mond. Christopher Abbott, Cynthia Nixon, Scott Mescudi B

Jamón Jamón (1992/1993) Dir. Bigas Luna. Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem B

 Jane Eyre (1944) Dir. Robert Stevenson. Joan Fontaine, Orson Welles B

Jane Eyre (1996) Dir. Franco Zeffirelli. Charlotte Gainsbourg, William Hurt C–

Jane Eyre (2011) Dir. Cary Fukunaga. Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender B

 The Janes (2022) Dir. Tia Lessin, Emma Pildes. Documentary about abortion care B

Janet Planet (2023/2024) Dir. Annie Baker. Zoe Ziegler, Julianne Nicholson B

Japanese Story (2003) Dir. Sue Brooks. Toni Collette, Gotaro Tsuanshima B

 Jarhead (2005) Dir. Sam Mendes. Jake Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard, Jamie Foxx C–

Jason and Shirley (2015) Dir. Stephen Winter. Sarah Schulman, Jack Waters C–

Jason Bourne (2016) Dir. Paul Greengrass. Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones C–

Jauja (2014/2015) Dir. Lisandro Alonso. Viggo Mortensen, Viilbjørk Malling Agger B+

 La Jaula de oro (2013/2015) Dir. Diego Quemada-Díz. Brandon López, Karen Martínez A–

Jawbreaker (1999) Dir. Darren Stein. Judy Greer, Rose McGowan, Rebecca Gayheart C+

Jaws (1975) Dir. Steven Spielberg. Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss, Robert Shaw A–

The Jazz Singer (1927) Dir. Alan Crosland. Al Jolson, Warner Oland, Eugenie Besserer B

Je t'aime, je t'aime (1968/1972) Dir. Alain Resnais. Claude Rich, Olga Georges-Picot A–

Je tu il elle (1974/1985) Dir. Chantal Akerman. Chantal Akerman, Niels Arestrup A–

Jeanne and the Perfect Guy (1998/1999) Dir. Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau B

Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975/1983) A+

Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc (2017/2018) Dir. Bruno Dumont B–

Jefferson in Paris (1995) Dir. James Ivory. Nick Nolte, Greta Scacchi, Thandie Newton C–

Jeffrey (1995) Dir. Christopher Ashley. Steven Weber, Michael T. Weiss, Patrick Stewart C

Jellyfish (2007/2008) Dir. Etgar Keret, Shira Geffen. Sarah Adler, Nikol Leidman B–

Jeremy (1973) Dir. Arthur Barron. Robby Benson, Glynis O'Connor, Len Bari C–

Jerichow (2008/2009) Dir. Christian Petzold. Benno Fürmann, Hilmi Sözer, Nina Hoss C+

 Jerry Maguire (1996) Dir. Cameron Crowe. Tom Cruise, Renée Zellweger A–

Jesus Camp (2006) Dir. Rachel Grady, Heidi Ewing. Documentary B+

Jesus Christ, Vampire Hunter (2001/–) Dir. Lee Gordon Demarbre. Phil Caracas D–

Jesus Shows You the Way to the Highway (2019/–) Dir. Miguel Llansó B

Jesus' Son (1999/2000) Dir. Alison Maclean. Billy Crudup, Samantha Morton B–

La Jetée (1962/–) Dir. Chris Marker. Davos Hanich, Hélène Chatelain A–

 Jezebel (1938) Dir. William Wyler. Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, George Brent B

 JFK (1991) Dir. Oliver Stone. Kevin Costner, Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones A

Jimmy's Hall (2014/2015) Dir. Ken Loach. Barry Ward, Simone Kirby, Aileen Henry B

Jindabyne (2006/2007) Dir. Ray Lawrence. Laura Linney, Gabriel Byrne A–

Jingle All the Way (1996) Dir. Brian Levant. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad F

Joan of Arc (1900) Dir. Georges Méliès. Bleuette Bernon, Jeanne Calvière A

Joan of Arc (1948) Dir. Victor Fleming. Ingrid Bergman, José Ferrer C+

Joan of Paris (1942) Dir. Robert Stevenson. Paul Henreid, Michèe Morgan B

Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (2010) Dir. Ricki Stern, Anne Sundberg B

Joe (1970) Dir. John G. Avildsen. Dennis Patrick, Peter Boyle, Susan Sarandon C+

Joe (2013/2014) Dir. David Gordon Green. Nicolas Cage, Tye Sheridan, Gary Poulter C+

 Joe Gould's Secret (2000) Dir. Stanley Tucci. Stanley Tucci, Ian Holm, Hope Davis C+

Joe the King (1999) Dir. Frank Whaley. Noah Fleiss, Max Ligosh, Val Kilmer B–

Johan (1976/–) Dir. Philippe Valois. Philippe Valois, George Barber, Ivan Roberto B

John Grisham's The Rainmaker (1997) Dir. Francis Ford Coppola. Matt Damon B–

John Wick (2014) Dir. Chad Stahelski, David Leitch. Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist C

Johnny Belinda (1948) Dir. Jean Negulesco. Jane Wyman, Lew Ayres, Charles Bickford C

Johnny Eager (1941) Dir. Mervyn LeRoy. Robert Taylor, Lana Turner, Van Heflin B

Johnny Greyeyes (2000/–) Dir. Jorge Manuel Manzano. Gail Maurice, Columpa Bobb C–

 Johnny Guitar (1954) Dir. Nicholas Ray. Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden B–

Johnny Mad Dog (2008/2010) Dir. Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire. Christophe Minie B+

 Johns (1996/1997) Dir. Scott Silver. David Arquette, Lukas Haas, Keith David C–

Jojo Rabbit (2019) Dir. Taika Waititi. Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie D

Joker (2019) Dir. Todd Phillips. Joaquin Phoenix, Frances Conroy, Robert De Niro B

The Jolson Story (1946) Dir. Alfred E. Green. Larry Parks, William Demarest C+

Joshua (2007) Dir. George Ratliff. Sam Rockwell, Jacob Kogan, Vera Farmiga C+

Le Jour se lève (1939/1940) Dir. Marcel Carné. Jean Gabin, Jacqueline Laurent A–

 Journey to Italy (1954/1955) Dir. Roberto Rossellini. Ingrid Bergman, George Sanders B+

Joy (2015) Dir. David O. Russell. Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Édgar Ramírez B

Joy (2018/–) Dir. Sudabeh Mortezai. Anwulika Alphonsus, Mariam Sanusi A–

The Joy Luck Club (1993) Dir. Wayne Wang. Ming-na Wen, Tsai Chin, France Nuyen C+

 The Joy of Life (2005) Dir. Jenni Olson. Documentary qua personal essay film B–

Joy of Living (1938) Dir. Tay Garnett. Irene Dunne, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Jean Dixon B–

Joy of Man's Desiring (2014/2015) Dir. Denis Côté. Experimental documentary C+

Joy Ride (2001) Dir. John Dahl. Paul Walker, Steve Zahn, Leelee Sobieski B+

Joyful Noise (2012) Dir. Todd Graff. Queen Latifah, Dolly Parton, Keke Palmer C+

Joyland (2022/2023) Dir. Saim Sadiq. Ali Junejo, Rasti Farooq, Alina Khan B

The Joyless Street (1925/1927) Dir. G.W. Pabst. Greta Garbo, Asta Nielsen A

 Ju Dou (1990/1991) Dir. Zhang Yimou. Gong Li, Li Baotian, Li Wei, Zheng Ji-an B+

Juarez (1939) Dir. William Dieterle. Paul Muni, Paul Henreid, Bette Davis C+

Jubilee (1977/1979) Dir. Derek Jarman. Jenny Runacre, Jordan, Toyah Willcox B+

Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) Dir. Shaka King. LaKeith Stanfield C+

Jude (1996) Dir. Michael Winterbottom. Christopher Eccleston, Kate Winslet B+

The Judge (2014) Dir. David Dobkin. Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall D–

The Judge (2017/2018) Dir. Erika Cohn. Documentary about female Shari'a judge B+

Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) Dir. Stanley Kramer. Spencer Tracy B

Judy (2019) Dir. Rupert Goold. Renée Zellweger, Darci Shaw, Jessie Buckley C–

Judy Berlin (1999/2000) Dir. Eric Mendelsohn. Edie Falco, Aaron Harnick B

Juha (1999/–) Dir. Aki Kaurismäki. Sakari Kuosmanan, Katin Outinen, André Wilms B

Juice (1992) Dir. Ernest Dickerson. Omar Epps, Tupac Shakur, Khalil Kain C+

Juke Joint (1947) Dir. Spencer Williams. Spencer Williams, July Jones C+

Jules et Jim (1961/1962) Dir. François Truffaut. Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner

 Julia (1977) Dir. Fred Zinnemann. Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave, Jason Robards C

 Julia (1977) Dir. Fred Zinnemann. Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave, Jason Robards B

 Julia (2008/2009) Dir. Erick Zonca. Tilda Swinton, Aidan Gould, Saul Rubinek A–

 Julia (2008/2009) Dir. Erick Zonca. Tilda Swinton, Aidan Gould, Saul Rubinek A–

Julie (1956) Dir. Andrew L. Stone. Doris Day, Louis Jourdan, Barry Sullivan C+

Julie & Julia (2009) Dir. Nora Ephron. Amy Adams, Maryl Streep, Stanley Tucci C+

Julie Keeps Quiet (2024/–) Dir. Leonardo Van Dijl. Tessa Van den Broeck B+

Julieta (2016) Dir. Pedro Almodóvar. Adriana Ugarte, Emma Suárez, Daniel Grao B+

Julius Caesar (1953) Dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz. James Mason, John Gielgud B

Jumanji (1995) Dir. Joe Johnston. Robin Williams, Bonnie Hunt, Kirsten Dunst D+

Jumpman (2018/–) Dir. Ivan I. Tverdovskiy. Denis Vlasenko, Anna Slyu B+

 Junebug (2005) Dir. Phil Morrison. Embeth Davidtz, Amy Adams, Alessandro Nivola A

The Jungle Book (1967) Dir. Wolfgang Reitherman. Animated. Voice of Phil Harris C+

The Jungle Book (2016) Dir. Jon Favreau. Neel Sethi, voice of Ben Kingsley C+

Jungle Fever (1991) Dir. Spike Lee. Wesley Snipes, Annabella Sciorra, Spike Lee B–

The Juniper Tree (1990) Dir. Nietzchka Keene. Björk, Petra Bragadóttir B–

Juno (2007) Dir. Jason Reitman. Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Jason Bateman B+

Jurassic Park (1993) Dir. Steven Spielberg. Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum C+

Jurassic Park III (2001) Dir. Joe Johnston. Sam Neill, William H. Macy, Téa Leoni C

Jurassic World (2015) Dir. Colin Trevorrow. Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt C–

The Juror (1996) Dir. Brian Gibson. Demi Moore, Alec Baldwin, James Gandolfini B–

 Just 6.5 (2019/–) Dir. Saeed Roustayi. Peyman Moaadi, Navid Mohammadzadeh A–

Just a Little Harmless Sex (1998/1999) Dir. Rick Rosenthal. Robert Mailhouse D

Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. (1992/1993) Dir. Leslie Harris. Ariyan Johnson C

Just Cause (1995) Dir. Arne Glimcher. Sean Connery, Laurence Fishburne

Just Like Heaven (2005) Dir. Mark Waters. Reese Witherspoon, Mark Ruffalo C

Just Mercy (2019) Dir. Destin Daniel Cretton. Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx C–

Just the Ticket (1998/1999) Dir. Richard Wenk. Andy Garcia, Andie MacDowell B



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